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09-21-2017
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  • 2017 Capital Improvements – Project Status

    Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP) is continuing their mission to transform the park into a modern, urban space that engages diverse communities and restores vitality to our city’s public square. The capital improvements listed below are made possible by state funds, grants and private donations and will to enable FOHP to preserve the character of Hemming Park while making it more pedestrian friendly, softer and greener.

    Scope of the project is to refurbish Hemming Park using $175,000 city funding and secure $52,500 in-kind contributions.

    Factors such as the availability of funding, the need to invest in rehabilitation of existing park infrastructure, and inclement weather will influence the sequence and timing of the improvements.

    Hemming Park / North Laura Street Zone – Phase I

    (April-July 2017)
    Highlights of the plan include and will be inclusive of yet not limited to:

    Capital improvements approved in the contract include:

    • Ledge removal (completed June 2017)
    • Installation of topsoil & mulch – as part of Citi’s Global Community Day (completed June 2017)
    • New curbing (completed June 2017)
    • Decorative posts and chain installation (completed June 2017)
    • Wood-staining Charlie’s Café and Kids Zone stages (completed June 2017)
    • Repainting of Waste containers (completed July 2017)
    • Repair to Charlie’s Café stage railing

    Vendors:

    • Danis Construction, Inc.
    • Main Made Studios, LLC
    • BrightView Landscapes is providing services during construction
    • Wicklund Construction

    Fountain & Main Stage Beautification – Phase II

    (scheduled for completion September 2017)
    Highlights of the plan include and will be inclusive of yet not limited to:

    • Kids Zone Beautification
    • Tile cleaning & repair to central fountain
    • Installation of planters to the main stage
    • Enhance landscaping around the fountain
    • Installation of planters to central fountain & existing large planters
    • Beautification enhancement to include annuals, perennials, and other native plants throughout the park
    • Outdoor uplighting throughout the park to decrease after-hour loitering and security

    Vendors:

    • Main Made Studios, LLC
    • BrightView Landscapes is providing services during construction
    • Armstrong Fence Co.

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